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Funding calendar 2020/21 (pdf 90KB)

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This fund provides two rounds of emergency support for Tōtara and Kahikatea organisations receiving multi-year funding that have been materially negatively impacted by COVID-19. The funding is to help organisations maintain their key people and honour contracts with other creative practitioners until 31 December 2020 for round one and to 30 June 2021 for round two. Read more

Amount:

Varies depending on minimum amount needed

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Funding rounds

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Round 1
Notified
18 Sep 2020
9 Oct 2020, 5pm
13 Nov 2020

Each year Creative New Zealand provides funding to city and district councils for distributing in their area. The scheme supports more than 1,800 projects every year. Applications are made directly to your local council and closing dates vary. Read more

Amount:

Mostly under $2,000

Artforms funded:

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Arts Grants offer short-term project funding for New Zealand artists, arts practitioners and arts organisations (including groups and collectives). This funding enables more sustainable careers, encourages innovation and the development of arts practice, and provides opportunities for diverse communities to access the arts. Read more

Amount:

$5,000 to $75,000

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Funding rounds

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Round 1
Notified
21 Sep 2020
23 Oct 2020, 1pm
13 Nov 2020
Round 2
Closed (11 Nov 2020)
19 Oct 2020
20 Nov 2020, 1pm
11 Dec 2020

Closed applications

This fund supports young people aged 15-25 to lead high quality arts projects by, with and/or for other young people with a focus on participation and/or access for young people from under-represented communities. Read more

Amount:

Up to $10,000

Artforms funded:

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Deadline extended to 1 May 2020. This fund supports clients in our Toi Tōtara Haemata and Toi Uru Kahikatea programmes to diversify their income, increase support from donors and business partners and develop their fundraising capability. It is part of the Arts Philanthropy and Partnerships Programme for investment clients. Read more

Amount:

Up to $20,000 per applicant

Artforms funded:

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An Emergency Relief Grant is a contribution towards loss of income between 1 March and 30 June due to COVID-19. This grant is a lump sum top-up of the WINZ COVID-19 Wage Subsidy to align with Creative New Zealand’s policy to pay artists and arts practitioners fairly. Applicants to this fund must have successfully applied to the COVID-19 WINZ Wage Subsidy. The Creative New Zealand Emergency Relief fund is available for eligible independent artists and arts practitioners, and members of arts organisations (including groups and collectives). Read more

Amount:

Amount varies depending on the individual subsidy received from WINZ.

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Wild Creations offers artists the opportunity to engage in a Department of Conservation experience. The selected artists will create new work that tells the conservation story and enriches New Zealanders’ lives through connection to our nature and heritage. Read more

Amount:

$36,000 supporting at least two projects

Artforms funded:

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To support New Zealand artists and practitioners, across all art forms, to research and scope collaborative projects with artists and practitioners in targeted territories in Asia. Read more

Amount:

A maximum of $6,000 per application

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This newly established Capability Fund is designed to support organisations to address immediate organisational needs and to help stabilise and increase the sustainability of their businesses in response to the impacts of the COVID-19 environment. Read more

Amount:

Up to $30,000

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Funding rounds

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Round 1
Notified
31 Aug 2020
2 Oct 2020, 1pm
23 Oct 2020
Round 2
Notified
31 Aug 2020
16 Oct 2020, 1pm
13 Nov 2020

This fund supports established organisations that want to provide opportunities for people aged 15-25 to engage in high-quality arts experiences with a focus on under-represented communities. Read more

Amount:

Up to $65,000

Artforms funded:

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Selected arts organisations can apply for funding towards the salary costs of a fundraising staff placement. Support for organisations based in the Auckland region and Northland is through a partnership between Creative New Zealand and Foundation North. Read more

Amount:

Up to $50,000 per successful applicant

Artforms funded:

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The fellowship is awarded every two years to an established New Zealand writer from any literary genre, with a significant publication record, to work on a major project. Read more

Amount:

Up to $100,000 over two years

Artforms funded:

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NOW CLOSED: We've reached our maximum number of 200 submitted applications for round 2 of Arts Grants, which includes Todd New Writer's Bursary. The annual Todd New Writer's Bursary allows a promising published writer or presented playwright, at an early stage of their career, to work on an approved project. Read more

Amount:

Varies

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Round 1
Notified
24 Aug 2020
25 Sep 2020, 1pm
16 Oct 2020

This fund supports the development of new, high-quality New Zealand work for presentation in targeted territories in Asia. Read more

Amount:

$200,000 for this funding round

Artforms funded:

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This fund, created for organisations, aims to incentivise local and regional investment in the development and presentation of new local arts activity outside the main centres of Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. Read more

Amount:

Up to $150,000

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Round 1
Notified
31 Aug 2020
30 Oct 2020, 1pm
27 Nov 2020

An Arts Continuity Grant is offered to support a short-term arts project, or the stage of a project, that can be delivered within a changed and evolving environment as a result of COVID-19. Projects can include the creation and/or presentation of new work. Existing projects submitted to our suspended funds can be reframed and resubmitted. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis with weekly decision-making. Read more

Amount:

Up to $50,000

Artforms funded:

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This new fund is designed to support transformation or significant development of the business model and/or artistic practice of organisations in the Toi Uru Kahikatea or Toi Tōtara Haemata investment programmes. The fund encourages new ways of working within changed environments and supports new and adapted organisational models in response to the opportunities presented by COVID-19. We’re interested in proposals focused on a re-think of organisational systems and processes and the adoption and deployment of digital technologies and solutions. Read more

Amount:

Varies depending on proposal

Artforms funded:

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Funding rounds

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Round 1
Closed
31 Aug 2020
16 Oct 2020, 1pm
4 Dec 2020

The annual Prime Minister's Awards for Literary Achievement recognise New Zealand writers who have made a notable contribution to New Zealand literature in the genres of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. New Zealanders are invited to submit a nomination. Read more

Amount:

$60,000 in each category

Artforms funded:

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Annual Arts Grants offer funding to enable artists, arts practitioners and arts organisations to present a regular or continuous programme of activity over a 12-month period and/or produce or present a significant event or project. Read more

Amount:

up to $150,000

Artforms funded:

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Funding rounds

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Round 1
Notified
3 Aug 2020
2 Oct 2020, 1pm
4 Nov 2020

Supporting projects by arts organisations that engage with Māori, Pacific and Asian communities in the Auckland Region. This is a partnership between Creative New Zealand and Foundation North. Read more

Amount:

up to $100,000

Artforms funded:

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The Moana Community Grants support and develop Pacific heritage arts (artistic expressions and forms reflecting a particular Pasifika cultural tradition) in regional towns and communities outside of Auckland and Wellington. Read more

Amount:

Up to $10,000

Artforms funded:

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The first phase of the Short-term Relief for Investment Clients provides emergency support for existing investment clients to survive the impact of COVID-19, maintain their key people and in some cases support the broader ecology of freelance practitioners until 30 June 2020. Investment clients are the 83 arts organisations currently receiving multi-year funding via the Tōtara and Kahikatea investment programmes. Given the rapidly changing circumstances this will continue to be reassessed. Read more

Amount:

There is no maximum amount, but organisations should request the minimum amount needed from Creative New Zealand in order for the organisation to regain stability or remain stable until 30 June 2020.

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The annual Louis Johnson New Writer's Bursary provides a stipend that enables a published writer or playwright at an early stage of their career to create a new work. Read more

Amount:

Varies

Artforms funded:

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This fund supports artists and organisations to provide opportunities for young people aged 10-14 to participate in high-quality arts activities. It's aimed at developing creative potential, focusing on under-represented communities. Read more

Amount:

Up to $65,000

Artforms funded:

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This fund supports high-quality arts projects focusing on women from diverse cultural backgrounds who contribute or have contributed to progressing women's rights in Aotearoa. Read more

Amount:

Up to $20,000

Artforms funded:

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This fund supports the creation and presentation of collaborative projects between artists and practitioners from New Zealand and targeted territories in Asia. This opportunity is only open to applicants who have completed stage one. Read more

Amount:

Total budget of $100,000

Artforms funded:

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We have suspended all funding programmes currently open, due to open or with applications being assessed. See our news for more information on our response to COVID-19. The Innovation Fund is a three-year initiative designed to support clients of Creative New Zealand’s Toi Tōtara Haemata and Toi Uru Kahikatea programmes to build innovation into their regular practice. Read more

Amount:

Up to $100,000

Artforms funded:

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